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Penobscot River: Whitewater Excitement in Maine - Class V

Aerial Tour of Maine's Penobscot River

North Country Rivers - Penobscot River Resort

North Country Rivers offers 6 different whitewater rafting trips down Maine’s mighty Penobscot River. This “world-class" rafting river is located in north-central Maine – flowing through Baxter State Park and under Mount Kathadin.

Since trip space is LIMITED, we recommend you let our experienced “Trip Specialists" help you plan the ideal itinerary for a “Thrill of a Lifetime" adventure! Call us today!

Penobscot River Rafting Information:

  • 2017 Season: May 13th through September 24th.
  • Meeting Location: Our Millinocket Base Resort – 102 Baxter Park Rd., Millinocket, ME 04462 (Big Moose Inn, Cabins & Campground).
  • Meeting Time: 9:00 AM (but we recommend checking in 30 minutes early.)
  • River Rating: Class 4 with Some Class 5 Rapids (Rating scale: class 1-6)
  • River Type: Steep overall gradient with “pool and drop" technical rapids.
  • Typical River Flow: 2400 CFS (cubic feet/second).
  • Range of Flows: 1800-3400 CFS.
  • River Length: 12 Miles, 6-hours on the river.
  • Trips: (see trip links on top right of page).
  • High Adventure Sport Rafts: Available.
  • River Lunch: Steak, salmon, chicken, veggie burgers, salad, desert, and beverages.
  • Minimum Reservation Size: 1-person.
  • Minimum Age: 5-years (excludes class 3 – 5 sections), 10-years (excludes class 5 sections), and 12-years (includes all rapids).
  • Camping: Tent camping and RV camping.
  • Lodging: Motel, Inn and log cabins.
  • Restaurant: Big Moose Restaurant (on-site).

As whitewater rafting river trips go, a Penobscot River trip is THE BEST whitewater experience you’ll find anywhere. The awesome “Ripogenous Gorge" has 100-foot high walls and exciting rapids. Below the gorge are numerous " pool-and-drop" rapids – all challenging, memorable and FUN!

Your Penobscot River Maine adventure vacation awaits!

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